Converting/Import Canon XF305 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 and edit in Final Cut Pro
The Canon XF305 Professional Camcorder features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to universally available Compact Flash (CF) cards for unsurpassed image quality and efficient, robust workflow at an affordable price.Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems.
Wanna edit the Canon xf305 MXF files in FCP?Convert the MXF into Final Cut Pro friendly codec first.As to the best codec for FCP editing,Apple ProRes 422 should be the top one codec packs.You can use the MXF to ProRes 422 Converterto convert MXF to Mov.
The following guide is written to help you converting/import/transcoding Canon xf305 MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 and edit in Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Run Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac . Click “Add” button and import the Canon XF305 MXF files.
Step 2. Click on “Format” bar and follow “Final Cut Pro” template to set a FCP friendly format. For Full HD MXF files, you are advised to Follow “Final Cut Pro” template and “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format. If you prefer smaller file size, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings. The “Apple ProRes 4444(*.mov)” creates videos in lossless quality at huge file size, and is not recommended for home video making.
Step 3. Click “Browse” button to set a location on your HDD for the output video file. Make sure there are enough disk space for saving generated files.
Step 4. Click “Convert” to start transferring Canon XF305 MXF Files to Apple ProRes 422 codec. After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate converted video files for importing to FCP. As Apple ProRes codecs are natively supported by FCP, the rendering time is saved as well.